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H 290 x W 205 mm

240 pages

65 figures, 76 plates, 71 tables (colour throughout)

Published Sep 2021

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781789698404

Digital: 9781789698411

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Neolithic; medieval; post-medieval; agriculture; farming; trade; environment

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A Vanishing Landscape: Archaeological Investigations at Blakeney Eye, Norfolk

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This volume presents a report on the archaeological excavation of a small building on the Norfolk coast, locally known as 'Blakeney Chapel', in advance of expected coastal erosion at Blakeney Eye. The investigations produced evidence for multi-period occupation, with abandonments driven by the ever-changing climate.



Chapter 1: The Site and its Historical Setting – Naomi Field and Kathryn Blythe ;
Chapter 2: Topography and Setting of Blakeney Eye – D. J. Rackham ;
Chapter 3: The Fieldwork – Naomi Field and Kathryn Blythe ;
Chapter 4: Environmental Remains – D. J. Rackham, John Giorgi and Alison Locker ;
Chapter 5: The Prehistoric Remains – Andrew Peachey and Sarah Percival ;
Chapter 6: The Pottery – I. M. Rowlandson and Jane Young ;
Chapter 7: The Building Materials – Zoe Tomlinson, M. V. Clark and Graham Morgan ;
Chapter 8: The Metal Finds – Naomi Field, Adrian Marsden, Quita Mould and Jane Cowgill ;
Chapter 9: The Other Finds – Hugh Willmott and Alan Vince† ;
Chapter 10: Discussion – Naomi Field with Kathryn Blythe ;

About the Author

Naomi Field MCIfA has been a Senior Archaeological Consultant at Prospect Archaeology Ltd since 2011. She was Director of Lindsey Archaeological Services Ltd from 1987-2009, the company that undertook the excavations at Blakeney Eye in 2004-5. Her many publications include the Lincolnshire excavations of an Iron Age timber causeway at Fiskerton and the medieval timber-framed building, Gainsborough Old Hall. She was archaeology advisor on the Lincoln Diocesan Advisory Committee for over 30 years and her present interests are focused on the recording of historic buildings.


'...Naomi Field and the other contributors should be commended on extracting as much insight as they have from what was evidently a problematic site to interpret.' – Gareth Davies (2023): Medieval Settlement Research 38